1. Direct Interview/Interviewing 2. Indirect/Questionnaire -->used in researching 3. Registration Method 4. Experimental Method
Direct method of gathering information in an orderly way?
Statistics is a general field of numeric quantities and what they represent. For example, a statistic may be inferential or descriptive. Inferential statistics are special kinds of statistics that use sampling distributions to make inferences from a sample to a population of interest (hopefully that the sample represents). The inferences are more or less valid based on how well one meets the assumptions of a statistical method/model and how robust a statistical method is with respect to violations of an assumption.
Disadvantage; Its unlikley that the government or another offical body, would collect data to be made for sociological use. This means that offical statistics are often unrelated to sociology and subjects like this which use them as a method.
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the scienfic method is the process of gathering facts through observations and formulating a hypotheses and theroies
Analyzing results Measuring Gathering data